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Wayne Edward Cole

July 24, 1939 ~ November 25, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Wayne Cole Obituary

Wayne E. Cole Sr., age 84 of Cardington passed away Saturday November 25, 2023, at his home in Sebring Florida. He was born on July 24, 1939, to the late George and Faye (Huddleson) Cole.

Wayne was a school bus driver for Cardington-Lincoln Schools for over 25 years, had worked at HPM for over 20 years, worked many years for John Deere in Bellville Ohio, and owned Weiner's Produce in Cardington for 15 years, which was probably his favorite (job) of all time.

Wayne was a member of the V.F.W., Moose Lodge, American Legion, and a lifetime member of the Cardington Fire Department. Wayne loved his dog Nugget and getting back to selling produce in Florida.

Wayne is survived by his children: Vickie (Don) Criswell of Sebring, FL., Charles Cole of Williamsport, Wayne (Paula) Cole Jr. of Gonzales, TX., and Eric Cole with Tricia Russell of Ostrander; four grandchildren: Leslie (Kenneth) Barrett, Raymond (Lud) LaRoche Jr., Laura White with Sam Sullivan, and Alex (Morgan) Cole, nine Great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, and his stepmother Bernice Cole, Wayne was preceded in death by his five brothers: Paul, Clyde, Harold, Carl, and Vaughn Cole, his three sisters; Dorothy Dye, Helen Hunt, and Myrtle Luther; as well as his step siblings: Paul Bean, Harold Bean, Franklin Bean, Charles Bean, and Olive Fetter.

A celebration of life service will be shared at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the Cole family is asking that contributions be made in Wayne's name to the Cardington Volunteer Fire Department that Wayne served so proudly. Contributions can be mailed to Cardington Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 10, Cardington, Ohio 43315. Those wanting to donate electronically to the Cardington Volunteer Fire Department can do so via Venmo, @Eric-Cole-347 and he will mail a check directly to the Cardington Volunteer Fire Department on December 20, 2023. 

Gompf Funeral Service of Cardington is honored to have been chosen to assist the Cole family with Wayne's final wishes and condolences may be expressed at

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